Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ketchup & Catch Ups

I made rice & veggies for din-din last night. Growing up, I was taught to put ketchup on my rice & gravy. A southern thing? Maybe a Louisiana thing? I'm not sure. While I often leave it off these days, there's a sense of nostalgia when I add the ketchup that just makes me think of my daddy & being a kid. Daddy would have been 57 years old. He's been gone for about 24 years.... Sigh. So I added ketchup to my rice last night, and my Lake did the same. Lennon, well... she cried when I added it to hers.

Speaking of veggies, my Charlie bought me a really nice juicer. I have been experimenting with mostly fruits, and carrots. This week, I saw where two friends have been juicing and decided I needed branch out of my fruity comfort zone.

Amber has a really cool idea for "Green Smoothies". She makes "green" ice cubes, which saves time in in the long run. I love that idea. You definitely should check out her blog for a yummy recipe! It's next on my list to try! I will let you know how it goes. (If you are interested in adoption, Amber is a great source to talk to. She and her husband adopted a sweet and handsome little man!)

Another recent juicer is Sunday. She and her husband are on a 10 day juice fast so I fully expect her blog to have superb juicing recipes. (If you are interested in life while raising two young boys with autism... Sunday is your girl. She's doing a fabulous job taking each day with a grain of salt in that department!)

As for me, I tried a recipe of my own. I took a few ideas found on my "Juicer" app. There really is an app for everything.
My recipe is called:
"Green Lemonade"
I used a small handful (just enough to fill your palm) of kale, a small handful of parsley, 2 stalks of celery, a small handful of baby spinach, 1 cucumber, 1 green apple, 1 red apple, 1 large lemon, 1 banana.
I juiced the apples, lemon, cucumber, & celery. Then poured the juice, along with all the leafy veggies in the blender... Added a banana and a handful of ice cubes. It was seriously yummy! And oh so healthy! (Next time, I might add 2 green apples & more lemon for a sweeter taste - but it was a tasty treat nonetheless!)

Other news on the home front... I completed my second half marathon. It was so "fun"... (if I am allowed to say that) ...Just the rush I got from accomplishing such a feat! I completed the 13.1 miles in 2 hrs 17 mins. I won second in my category - which was a nice surprise. I ran 8 mins slower than my first half marathon, but I am also fatter (ha!).
I have a third half marathon on March 4 in NOLA. I am running 10 miles this Saturday morning in preparation.

ADHD in full force these days. I have lost my 2nd wedding ring. This saddens me to great depths. Mostly because I am so forgetful of everything ... All the time. It's just not a fun life to live. One where you can't even remember what you did 10 mins ago, even less 10 days ago. I have racked my brain and stressed out trying to think of where I left it, ...though I am quite certain it fell behind something and I forgot to get it. So, please check your house... Behind every piece of furniture you own... And tell me if you find it.

So, I have been painting lately. Well, one painting. Ha! I sold a painting which is nice for the Stay-At-Home-Mom pocketbook! I am working on a piece to donate for the American Heart Association. It will be a good way to get my name out there. The piece will have a good bit of red for the AHA. I have an empathetic heart for people with heart disease, since my Lennon was born with a heart defect and had open heart surgery.

Anyways - kind of a boring post. I was pressed for time and since my home computer is acting a donkey, I had to do this post on my cracked screen iPhone.

Three things I need to be better at:
1 - taking care of iPhones / screens - on my 3rd, maybe 4th, one so far.
2 - keeping up with wedding rings - or my wedding ring. You can keep up with your own!
3 - walk more gently & make my shoes last longer - I am so hard on shoes!